Why hasn't any Megalodon body fossils been found?

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Offline Oceanbliss

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The only thing thats really been found lately is just the teeth... Its pretty cool that there is teeth that resemble the giant predator but.. How do we even know the "megalodon" looks like a shark.. IT could be an entirely different species that just has shark teeth
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

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Re: Why hasn't any Megalodon body fossils been found?
« Reply #1 on: 21/12/2014 11:09:23 »
I think sharks are mostly cartilage, so their body would decompose quicker, and more completely than other marine animals.  So, the fact that only teeth have been found might point to it being more likely they were a cartilaginous species like sharks.

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Re: Why hasn't any Megalodon body fossils been found?
« Reply #2 on: 23/12/2014 21:25:11 »
I think a shark does not like